Port Security



Ultimately responsible for the ensuring the Port Authority facility’s perimeter remains safe at all times  and providing security support for Port users.  Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is compliant with   the International Ship and Port Facilities Security Code (ISPS code), the International Standards for Security at Port facilities.

Security service is provided by the Port Authority Police Department (PAPD).The PAPD consists of a cadre of professional and dedicated men and women always ready to protect the assets and serve the people who work at and travel through our Port facilities.

Security is a critical issue for any national gateway. The Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is no different in other seaports and airports in having to meet the challenge of enhanced security as traffic figures increase and geopolitical situations remain volatile.  The Port Police Department has taken definitive measures to ensure these challenges are over come. PAPD ensures ongoing training for its officers reflects modern international standards. Officers are trained in the area of Crime Scene Management, Cell Phone Forensics, E-mail analysis, Cybercrime Identification and Crime Scene awareness.


The Port Authority Police Department is responsible for security of the facilities under the control of the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.

  • Port of Port of Spain
  • Port-of-Spain Cruise Ship Terminal
  • Port-of-Spain Ferry Terminal
  • Caricom Wharf
  • Inter-island Ferries – T & T Spirit, T & T Express & Warrior Spirit
  • Port of Scarborough, Tobago
  •  Port of Charlotteville – Cruise Ship Security only

Port Authority Police Department - Units & Sections comprise of:

  • Vehicles Security Unit
  • Crime Unit
  • Intelligence Unit
  • Ferry Terminal Security Unit
  • Containers Security Unit
  • Marine Security Unit
  • Cruise Ship Security Unit
  • Fixed Post & Patrol Unit
  • CCTV & Communications Command Centre
  • Administration and Stores
  • Wharf Pass Office
  • ISPS Secretariat